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Advising & mentoring

Academic Chats: Getting the Most Out of Research Conferences

Learn why it is important to go to professional meetings, how you decide which ones to attend, and the do's and don't's for when you are there. 

Guests Speakers:

  • Sheri Krams, professor (research), Surgery
  • Mac Schwager, assistant professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics

About Academic Chats

Could a faculty career be in your future? Attend Academic Chats to explore skills and experience to help you prepare from Stanford faculty and staff. Lunch provided. 

WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) Speaker Series: Brenda Wilkerson

The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) aims to create an engaged Stanford network linking women graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and alumnae in STEM fields, and their allies and advocates, through regular meetings and communications. WINS seeks to provide all with opportunities to learn from a diverse array of stand-out women in science and engineering about the realities of their lives and work, successes and lessons learned, and to connect individuals with a network of potential mentors, protégés, and other colleagues.

Fellows Forum: Mentoring Others in Research - Don't Be a Tormentor!

Are you taking on a mentoring role in your research group? Have you been asked to work with undergrads or junior grad students? This interactive workshop will give you practical skills and tools to prepare for a happy and productive mentoring relationship. Come ready to learn about yourself and how you can become an inspiring and effective research mentor – not a tormentor!

Helen J. Doyle, PhDassociate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE

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Academic Chats: The Thriving Professor - Finding Balance in Your Personal and Professional Life

Is work-life balance a myth? Looking ahead, consider how you want faculty work to look and how to change academia to better integrate work and life.

Guests Speakers:

  • Hyo Gweon, assistant professor, Psychology
  • Suzanne Pfeffer, PhD, professor, Biochemistry

About Academic Chats

Wondering if a faculty career might be in your future?

Academic Chats: Bridging Academia, Government, & Industry - Opportunities for Leaves from Academia to Serve Other Types of Institutions

Do you have to leave to launch? This session will examine opportunities for PhDs and postdocs outside of teaching and research, but in some cases still in academia, and also at opportunities outside academia altogether. 

Guests Speakers:

  • Tom Kenny, professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Arun Majumdar, professor, Mechanical Engineering

About Academic Chats

Wondering if a faculty career might be in your future?

Quick Bytes: Managing Up: How to Build Relationships

Is managing up stressing you out? Keep calm and learn how to build successful relationships when managing up. Whether you’ll be spending your summer doing research or an internship, or preparing for or diving into a new job, get yourself ready by improving your understanding of how to manage up. Managing up, or knowing how to work effectively with those above you, is a valuable and necessary skill in any position.

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